Michael Jackson hit a jumper with 40 seconds left, followed by one of two free throws by Fred Merchant with 11 seconds remaining, to lift Brown Mackie to an 80-78 win over the Hesston College men’s basketball team Saturday at Yost Center in Hesston.


Michael Jackson hit a jumper with 40 seconds left, followed by one of two free throws by Fred Merchant with 11 seconds remaining, to lift Brown Mackie to an 80-78 win over the Hesston College men’s basketball team Saturday at Yost Center in Hesston.

Brown Mackie outscored Hesston 20-12 from the free throw line. The Lions led 40-34 at the half.

Brown Mackie, 14-15 overall and 3-3 in NJCAA Division II, Region VI play, was led by Jackson with 19 points, Trent Wilson with 16 points, Royal Crouch with 14 points and Ronnie Hodge with 11. Crouch had 11 rebounds.

Hesston was led by Chas Clemens with 22 points, Devin Lloyd with 21 points, Tom Richmond with 12 points and Alex Roth with 11.

Hesston, 16-11 overall and 0-6 in Region VI play, ends the regular season at 7:30 p.m. today at Barclay College in Haviland.

BROWN MACKIE (14-15, 3-3 Region VI) — Daigle 1-6 0-0 3, Brown 2-4 0-0 4, Crouch 6-12 2-4 14, Jackson 5-7 9-17 19, Hodge 4-13 0-0 11, Emery 0-2 0-0 0, Merchant 3-8 3-4 9, Wilson 4-10 4-4 16, Martin 1-2 2-2 4, TOTALS 26-64 20-31 80.

HESSTON (16-11, 0-6 Region VI) — Lloyd 8-18 4-7 21, Clemens 6-13 6-8 22, Troyer 3-6 0-0 6, Roth 4-9 0-0 11, Sorrells 2-3 1-1 5, Emmert 0-2 1-2 1, Mitchem 0-1 0-0 0, Young 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Jenkins 0-0 0-0 0, Richmond 6-11 0-2 12, TOTALS 29-63 12-20 78.

Br.Mackie 40 40 —80

Hesston 34 44 —68

Total fouls — BM 22, HC 22. Technical fouls — HC: Richmond. Fouled out — HC: Roth, Sorrells. 3-point shooting — BM 8-16 (Daigle 1-2, Hodge 3-7, Wilson 4-7), HC 8-19 (Lloyd 1-5, Clemens 4-9, Troyer 0-1, Roth 3-3, Mitchem 0-1). Rebounds — BM 37 (Crouch 11), HC 37 (Lloyd 9). Assists — BM 4 (Crouch 3), HC 15 (Lloyd 4). Turnovers — BM 13 (Merchant 3), HC 19 (Lloyd 5). Blocked shots — BM 2 (Jackson 2), HC 7 (Lloyd 3). Steals — BM 3 (three with 1), HC 5 (Lloyd 2).